Jakarta (VNA) – ASEAN member states and Russia
reaffirmed commitments to strengthen their strategic partnership on the nineteenth
ASEAN-Russia Senior Officers Assembly (ARSOM) held not too long ago in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Happening on April 27 and 28, the assembly was co-chaired
by the Secretary of State and ASEAN-Cambodia’s SOM Chief, Kung Phoak, and
Russian Deputy Minister of International Affairs and SOM Chief, Andrei Rudenko; and
was attended by ASEAN SOM leaders, the ASEAN Secretariat, and Timor-Leste as
On the occasion, Kung Phoak underlined the 2 sides’ long-standing
friendship and the significance of Russia’s agency help for ASEAN Centrality
which has been mirrored in its lively participation in ASEAN-led mechanisms to
promote peace, safety, stability and socio-economic progress and prosperity in
He mentioned the bloc and Russia must additional strengthen
cooperation inside the three pillars of the ASEAN Group to advance their
partnership to new heights.
Andrei Rudenko reaffirmed Russia’s continued dedication to
additional enhancing the relations and help for the ASEAN Centrality within the
evolving regional structure to uphold peace, stability and prosperity within the
Collaborating senior officers from each side famous the
progress made within the implementation of the ASEAN-Russia Complete Plan of
Motion (2021-2025) which guides their endeavours in realising mutually
helpful aims of the partnership. They mentioned they’re dedicated to the
full implementation of the remaining motion traces.
The assembly highlighted the significance of reinforcing cooperation in a quantity
of key precedence areas resembling politics and safety, countering terrorism and
transnational crime, ICT safety, financial system, business, finance, science and
know-how, good cities, vitality, catastrophe administration, well being, connectivity, Initiative
for ASEAN Integration, and meals safety.
Members additionally exchanged views on issues of widespread
curiosity and concern referring to the perimeters’ interactions within the regional fora
and regional structure within the Asia-Pacific, stressing the significance of
enhancing joint work within the post-COVID-19 restoration interval./.